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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Another chance to lie back and think of England....
Producer ELAINE BEDELL. Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell.

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen returns with the programme which offers a complete guide to those making a living in rural Britain. There s the latest information on stock and breeding, advice on where to find services and crafts suited to country life and, of course, stories from the tellers who have known the life 'man and boy'. Plus there's a weekly
'What's On' guide to the best shows, courses and exhibitions available for those who make a small country living. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
Free information sheet available from 30 August. Send sae (91/2 x 6 1/2) to:
[address removed]
HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

The Lady of Gollerus by THOMAS CROKER
Read by Sean Barrett Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Thomas Croker
Read By: Sean Barrett
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; Judge eternal, throned in splendour (BBC HB 393);
Psalm 11; Isaiah 2, w 2-5; Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens (BBC HB 482). Stereo

: Victoria

The fifth of seven programmes with Anna Massey as Queen Victoria, whose
Golden Jubilee was celebrated 100 years ago this summer.
A life of the woman who was Queen during one of the most momentous periods in Britain s history with first-hand accounts from some who knew her. 5: Bereavement
Compiled and written by RICHARD MULLEN and JAMES MUNSON
Narrator Robert Powell with SEAN BARRETT DONALD DOUGLAS
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Golden Jubilee
Written By: Richard Mullen
Written By: James Munson
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Donald Douglas
Unknown: Hilda Schroder

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure,
Dilly Barlow , together with specialist experts and help from the BBC Reference Library, attempts to answer your questions, easy picking for those with jackdaw minds. Producer CATHY DRYSDALE
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars. 1: James Cagney
In his 50-year career,
Hollywood's greatest tough guy played the bad man, the hero and the song-and-dance man. He gave every role all he'd got but was sparing with words when asked about his art: 'You walk in plant yourself, look the other fella in the eye and tell the truth. That's all you need to know about acting. Class dismissed. Producer WENDY CLAY
0 HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: James Cagney
Producer: Wendy Clay

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Fun at the Fair (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Edie Smith , senior news editor in London for Voice of America Serial: Three Stories by P. G. Wodehouse abridged by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Read by John Hollis
1: The Mixer Meets a Shy Gentleman
(Music: Lanchbery's 'Tales of Beatrix Potter ')


Unknown: Edie Smith
Stories By: P. G. Wodehouse
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: John Hollis
Unknown: Beatrix Potter

: The Afternoon Play: The Anniversary Waltz

A comedy of marriage by Michael Judge

Adultery is a mortal sin, but killing your spouse might - under certain circumstances - be a different matter. When the Irish Referendum votes against divorce, Maeve, being a good Catholic, prepares for action.
BBC Northern Ireland


Writer: Michael Judge
Director: Jeremy Howe
Marcus O'Sullivan: T.P. McKenna
Maeve O'Sullivan: Stella McCusker
Danny: Dermot Crowley
Imelda: Ena May
TV announcer: Roisin Donaghy
Fr. Benedictus/Radio announcer: Kevin Flood
Brother Deasy: Eamon Kelly

: Time for Verse

Poets Laureate
Ten programmes about some famous and some forgotten holders of the office, compiled and presented by Sean Street 6: Henry Pye (1745-1813) Readers MARTIN JARVIS
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Sean Street
Readers: Henry Pye
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Readers: Adrian Cairns
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Hard Folk
Transylvanian music and wild dancing in a Budapest cellar: this is the world of what the Hungarians call 'Hard Folk'. Christopher Cook reports on how traditional music is kept alive without the self-conscious morris dancer syndrome. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report

: Trivia Test Match


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Dodo Legacy

by JEAN-PIERRE DE ROHAN The stories of four birds which were brought to the brink of extinction.
3: Martha - The Loneliest Bird On 2 September 1914, the last passenger pigeon, once one of the most numerous birds on earth, died in Cincinnati Zoo. Narrated by Barry Paine Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jean-Pierre de Rohan
Unknown: Barry Paine
Producer: Michael Bright

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records. Producer PATRICK LAMBERT Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Analysis

No Nukes Is Good Nukes?
President Reagan's proposal at the Reykjavik summit to abolish ballistic missiles alarmed his European allies.
Since then, proposals for the elimination of medium- and short-range nuclear missiles from Europe have raised similar qualms.
What is the strategic significance of these moves and of President Reagan's Star Wars plan for strategic defence?
Stuart Simon looks at western strategy in the light of developments in military technology and arms control. Producer CAROLINE ANSTEY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11. Oam)


Unknown: Stuart Simon
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

On a Plate by STEVE MAY. Stereo

: Alas! The Love of Women

A ten-part story of Lord Byron's tempestuous romances in the years 1812-16, as told in the poet's own letters of the time. With Robert Powell as Byron 6: Broken Hearts and Bad Digestions
Selected and introduced by Brian Gear


Unknown: Robert Powell
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JULIAN MAY
(Revre-broadcast tomorrowat 4.35pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Julian May

: A Book at Bedtime

I'm the King of the Castle (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: la Roche Collection
11.50 Arts Review: Life and Purpose

: News

followed by an interlude

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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